The Kavi Group
Cem is currently a Management Consultant with the Kavi group. Cem has advised clients in the private sector for 20+ years and provided consulting services in operations management, risk management, business continuity, process improvement, and project management. He has led the design, implementation, maintenance and administration of business continuity programs in the U.S. and internationally. His business continuity experience includes performing risk assessments and business impact analyses; developing recovery strategies; creating business continuity, disaster recovery, emergency response and crisis management plans; designing testing and maintenance programs; conducting exercises including walkthroughs and full-scale simulations; conducting maturity assessments and internal audits; and implementing training and awareness programs.
Cem was a Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery Manager for 9 years at a large bank holding company specializing in credit cards, home and auto-loans, brokerage transaction, banking and savings products. He drove all departments to identify risks and vulnerabilities within processes, work flow and data access; worked with subject matter architects and experts to promote recoverability in architecture and design alternatives; provided project leadership between technology groups and other business functions, emphasizing regular and direct communication; and conducted quarterly testing of remote recovery functions for staff and Critical IT systems. Cem is a certified Red Cross Provider and a certified business continuity professional (CBCP) via DRII since 2007. He holds a MBA from Eastern Washington University. Cem is fluent in English and Swedish and is conversant in German.